I keep forgetting about the Kages. Probably because their "Kage" status has been trumped by Tailed Beast and Sharingan/Rinnegan. Still I don't think Gaara will die. He already died once so he'll probably live when Tsunade does her healing thing. How much he'll contribute to the plot at this point is up in the air. Gaara's story is pretty much finished. Most of it is anyway. I'm kind of curious on what becomes of Yamato and Karin at this point. Yamato might be killed off but I wonder what happens to Karin next? I would have liked to have seen her and Naruto interact. They are both Uzumaki after all. Also is Anko still alive? I can't remember and it's hard to tell. So many times I see her lifeless body and I think she's dead but she's not. Poor Anko.
RIP anime version of Glovehead. Pokemon Adventures will save you.